All the scrumptiousness of a snickerdoodle cookie baked into a muffin. The idea for this muffin popped into my mind, so I went on a quick internet search for a recipe. When the search yielded nothing, I decided to make up a recipe myself. I wanted the tops to come out crinkled with cinnamon sugar like the namesake cookie. I also wanted to use cream of tartar in the batter, since that is a key ingredient in the cookies.
Success! We now have a new family favorite muffin. The cinnamon sugar is a bit crisp on top and the muffin is slightly sweet and vanilla -y. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 stick butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1½ tsp. vanilla
- 1 Tbs. sugar + 1 tsp. cinnamon for topping
- In a bowl, stir together the flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda.
- In a mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
- Add the eggs and mix.
- Add the milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, just until moistened.
- Fill muffin cups ⅔ of the way full of batter.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I just pinched some between my fingers and sprinkled the top of each muffin.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Here is a picture of the tops of the muffins, so you can see how much they resemble snickerdoodle cookies.
You’re going to want to make these!